About the book…

Young and idealistic, Tori Hogan travels to Kenya as an intern for Save the Children, intent upon doing her part to improve the lives of refugees. But the cynicism of a young African boy changes Tori’s life and sets her on a course to reconsider everything she thought she knew about helping those in need.

Eight years later, Hogan returns to East Africa to find and thank the refugee boy who changed her life. Her trip soon turns into an overland journey from the refugee camps of Kenya, to the villages of Uganda, and eventually to the emerging social enterprises of Rwanda as she searches for both truth and hope about what really works in international development.

Beyond Good Intentions is both a moving story of one woman’s personal journey and an urgent call to arms to change the way we offer aid overseas. Tori’s candid reflections on international aid shine a light on our ability to improve the lives of others, often in ways we would never expect.